10.09.18

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael is moving quickly, gaining strength, and has the potential to impact many Georgians as it makes landfall.

Governor Deal has issued an emergency declaration for 92 counties in Georgia, and the state is mobilizing all available resources to keep Georgians safe. 

Counties under emergency declaration are highlighted below. 

Here are some important resources to help you before, during, and after the storm: 

  • View up-to-date emergency declarations from Governor Deal here.
  • View updates from Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency here
  • Download the Ready Georgia app for weather alerts and emergency preparedness tips. 
  • Follow Georgia 511 for real-time traffic information. 
  • Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood here.
  • Report power outages by contacting your power provider. The two main providers in Georgia are:
    • Georgia Power (contact here or at 888-891-0938)
    • Georgia electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) (find your local branch here)
  • Call your local non-emergency police line to report a downed tree in a main road.
  • Learn about U.S. Department of Agriculture Disaster Assistance Programs here

For your safety and the safety of our first responders, please take this storm seriously and follow all instructions from local, state, and federal officials.

Stay safe,